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  • UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

    A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence investment decisions.
  • Rationalizing Israeli injustice against Palestinians

    To the editor: Yossi Klein Halevi acknowledges that "Israel's long-term survival depends on ending the occupation" and that "the Jews didn't come home to deny another people its sense of home." ("How do Israelis cope?," Op-Ed, Sept. 12) Indeed, Halevi's...

    Not Only A Just War

    Thomas Aquinas identified conditions for deeming a war morally justified. Allthough war-weary, our country has become entangled in yet another military conflict. But this isn't just another war -- with the rise of terrorism we are face to face with...

    N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees...

    Boynton Beach to offer domestic partner benefits

    Boynton Beach will now offer its employees domestic partnership benefits, joining Palm Beach County cities including Boca Raton and Delray Beach. In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, city commissioners decided to give domestic partners access to benefits including...